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[2 minutes to read] Plus: A decade of top-performing companies

Weekend edition

Wouldn’t the office be better if we all took a collective coffee break?

Swedens enjoy a fika (pronounced fee-kah), a daily ritual where colleagues put away their phones, laptops, and any business talk to hang out over coffee and pastries. They say it improves well-being, productivity, and innovation.

“Fika is where we talk life, we talk everything but work itself” one Swedish professor said.

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Quote of the Day

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”

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Cool Charts

Leisure travel’s peaks and valleys

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Tune In

🎧 A decade study of global top-performing companies

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🎧 Best quality idea for Q1 2024 with Clay Finck and Kyle Grieve

What We’re Reading

📖 Books: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

📰 Long-form articles: Why people are paying thousands to learn how to breathe effectively

🗞️ Advice: YouTube CEO’s No. 1 success tip and secret sauce


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Final Thoughts

🔢 One Big Number: 32,000 — the number of tech workers who have lost their jobs so far in 2024, according to Layoffs.fyi.

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